Is your yard disgusting? Do you often think of other “choice” words to call it? Are your neighbors reluctant to visit? Well, you no longer have to be seen as the outsider in your neighborhood. Rather, use the ideas in this piece to add beauty to your yard and increase its overall appeal.
Whenever you are trying to determine what types of plants to include in your landscaping project, you should always consider things like sunlight, wind direction and strength, and soil alkalinity. These factors will help narrow down your options so that you can choose plants that will thrive in your landscape.
While it is common to use chemicals insecticides to ward off pests, many of them can cause harm to your plants. They best way to keep bugs away, is to grow plants that naturally repel bugs, or use a natural bug repellant like hot pepper spray, or dishwater on your plants.
Befriend your neighbors. You might be able to share costs when you rent equipment or buy large quantities of landscaping supplies together. Offer to help your neighbors with their landscaping project and they will probably help you with yours. Let people borrow your tools and talk about creating a common tool collection.
Choose plants that will be pretty all through the year. This just means having certain plants that will spring to life in the warmer weather, and something attractive in the winter time, such as pine trees. The key to having great looking land all year around is to research your plants.
When landscaping a yard, create a modern touch with curved borders. The rounded shapes are more visually appealing than squared-off, straight borders. Curved edges soften the straight edges created by your home and driveway.
Learn how to properly layer your beds. You should have a first row with your tallest plants and keep your shortest plants for your last row. The tallest plants should be facing North to protect the smaller ones from cold winds. Make sure all your beds are organized in the same fashion.
A great way to really make your landscaping stand out is to use flowering trees. This can really add some vibrancy to your landscape as it can add lots of different colors. Consider using these items as a border to your entire landscaping design. When the trees blossom, it will really look great.
Consider using plants that have unique leaf textures as you embark on your landscaping project. Adding unique plants throughout the yard helps give contrast and appeal. Just make sure to give each of these plants enough space for them to really spread and grow to their full potential.
Now that you are prepared to begin your landscaping project, you simply must do such an outstanding job that the neighbors will want to know your secrets. Your neighbors may be skeptical that you actually did the work yourself. They will think you must have hired a professional. You can proudly tell them you did it yourself. I wish you luck!